All performers must be members of the school's music program.
Performances take place in local schools, churches, colleges or other performance venues located near the amusement park. Performances
do not take place in the parks.
There are no required selections. Each group performs music appropriate to their level of development. The Adjudicators will consider the QUALITY of
performance, and not the level of difficulty.
Performances are generally scheduled between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. The final schedule will be determined by the local Site Director 4-6 weeks prior to the
festival date. Each group will be scheduled for a 20-minute warm-up followed by a 20-minute performance. Warm-up time should be used for tuning and
warm-up only. The warm-up time is not a rehearsal. Chairs and stands may not be provided in warm-up rooms. The 20-minute performance includes on-stage,
introduction, performance and off- stage. We recommend 2-3 selections and a 10-15 minute performance. Our most experienced groups present less music well
performed. Remember – this is an evaluation/adjudication, not a concert.
Basic equipment provided includes: music stands, chairs, 2 timpani, and piano (acoustic or electronic). Choral risers are usually available. Schools will
need to bring electronic equipment and additional percussion equipment. Many sites have extensive equipment available. Please check with your local site
Two Adjudicators will evaluate your performance and provide you with written and recorded comments along with a numerical rating. You are required to
furnish two original conductor's scores for each of your selections. Adjudicators' recorded comments will be placed on digital media (SD/SDHC cards). Cards
will be provided by Trills & Thrills. There is no clinic at the conclusion of your performance.
An award plaque and rating ribbon will be presented at the conclusion of each performance along with the adjudication forms and recorded comments. There is
no awards ceremony at the park.
90 - 100 Superior
80 - 89 Excellent
70 - 79 Good
Trills & Thrills disclaims all liability in actions resulting from the unlawful reproduction of parts and/or entire scores of music. Directors are
advised to acquaint themselves with the restraints and responsibilities set forth in the federal statues governing copyrights. Adjudicators have
the right, but not the obligation, to refuse adjudication to any group submitting photocopied scores without the accompanying written permission
of the publisher.